Archive: July 29, 2007 - August 04, 2007

Today's Hot Topics: FISA and Bridges

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times argue over the best way (and the best time) to change the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

By Rob Anderson | August 3, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (6)

Today's Columns: Confronting Russia

In the Wall Street Journal, Eric Posner urges the United States and Canada to team up to stop Russia's land grab at the North Pole.

By Rob Anderson | August 3, 2007; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Editorials: Obama the Neocon?

Barack Obama's declaration that he would send U.S. troops into Pakistan to fight al-Qaeda is "the best thing" the editors of the Wall Street Journal have heard yet from the Democratic presidential candidate.

By Rob Anderson | August 3, 2007; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics:
Warnings to Rupert, Assessing Candidates' Wives

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post show varying degrees of anxiety over the Wall Street Journal's new owner.

By Rob Anderson | August 2, 2007; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Columns: Against the D.C. Elites

Matthew Yglesias asks in the Los Angeles Times: Have the the D.C. elites ever been right on Iraq?

By Rob Anderson | August 2, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Failing Darfur Again

The Wall Street Journals asks where the U.N. is on Darfur.

By Rob Anderson | August 2, 2007; 9:09 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: Murdoch's Wall Street Journal

The editorial board and publisher of the Wall Street Journal react to their owners' decision to sell the paper to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

By Rob Anderson | August 1, 2007; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Columns: The Next Terrorist Attack

In the New York Times, a warning about a radiological attack against the United States, plus selected columns from the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

By Rob Anderson | August 1, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Roberts's Seizure

The Los Angeles Times on Chief Justice John Roberts' illness, plus editorials from the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today.

By Rob Anderson | August 1, 2007; 9:11 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Congress's To-Do List, Farm Bill Failures

Congress: The NYT argues that the nation's "electronic voting machines in their current form simply cannot be trusted," and recommends that the House vote on a bill designed to fix the problems before members leave Washington for their summer recess ... the WaPo pushes Congress to finish work on different...

By Rob Anderson | July 31, 2007; 9:41 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Columns: Vice President (Bill) Clinton?

LAT: Brian Gray wonders if the Constitution would allow Bill Clinton or Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for the vice-presidency. Schwarzenegger, he says, could not, but Clinton could. "You heard it here first, Democrats: Obama-(Bill) Clinton 2008!" he writes. NYT: David Brooks explains the differences between Barack Obama's and John Edwards's...

By Rob Anderson | July 31, 2007; 9:37 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: In Defense of Longer Airport Security Lines

WaPo ... notes that airports are preparing to begin collecting biometric data from foreigners leaving the country, and predicts that security lines are about to get longer because of the change. "The hassle, we are sorry to say, is unavoidable," the editors argue. "Without collecting information from departing foreigners, there's...

By Rob Anderson | July 31, 2007; 9:28 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: Republicans v. Health Insurance

The New York Times, Washington Post and New York Times columnist Paul Krugam slam Republicans who oppose the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, initiative that would increase the number of insured children from low-income families.

By Rob Anderson | July 30, 2007; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (25)

Today's Columns: Another War?

In the Washington Post, Robert Novak writes that the Bush administration is planning a "dangerous and questionable" covert military operation to prevent Turkey from invading Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | July 30, 2007; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Editorials: An Inevitable Economic Downturn?

The New York Times argues that because of the stock market drop last week, "any lingering hope that the housing downturn would be contained [has] vanished."

By Rob Anderson | July 30, 2007; 9:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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